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Ricardo Zimmermann is a researcher at the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), Portugal. His qualification includes a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management by the University of Aveiro, a Master in Management by the University of Aveiro, a Master in Business Administration by SENAI (National Service of Industrial Learning), Brazil and a BS in Management by the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. His research interests include supply chain management, innovation management, the relationship between supply chains and innovation, as well as the role of emerging digital technologies. Ricardo has management experience in companies in Portugal and Brazil.

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2020

An empirical analysis of the relationship between supply chain strategies, product characteristics, environmental uncertainty and performance

Authors
Zimmermann, R; Ferreira, LMDF; Moreira, AC;

Publication
Supply Chain Management

Abstract
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate supply chain (SC) strategies, analyzing the adoption of lean, agile, leagile and traditional SC strategies with respect to product characteristics, environmental uncertainty, business performance and innovation performance. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents an empirical analysis carried out on a sample of 329 companies. Cluster analysis was applied, based on lean and agile SC characteristics, to identify patterns among different SC strategies. One-way analysis of variance of different constructs by types of SC clusters was conducted to test the research hypotheses. Findings: Cluster analysis indicates that the companies studied adopt four types of SC strategies – lean, agile, leagile and traditional. The differences between the clusters are identified and discussed, highlighting that companies adopting a leagile SC strategy present the highest performance, while those that adopt a traditional SC present the lowest; companies adopting an agile SC compete in the most complex and dynamic environments, while companies with a lean SC present a clear predominance of functional rather than innovative products. Research limitations/implications: This paper provides empirical evidence of the antecedents and consequences of the adoption of different SC strategies. As a limitation, the results are based on a survey research with a limited sample size. Originality/value: Based on the analysis of the relationship between constructs that have not been addressed previously, the paper adds to the knowledge regarding the role of SC strategies, as well as the antecedents and consequences of their adoption. The results may support managers in the difficult task of choosing the “right” SC strategy. © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited.

2020

How Supply Chain Strategies Moderate The Relationship Between Innovation Capabilities And Business Performance

Authors
Zimmermann, R; Ferreira, LMDF; Moreira, AC;

Publication
Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management

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2019

Strategic fit between innovation strategies and supply chain strategies: a conceptual study

Authors
Ferreira, LMD; Moreira, AC; Zimmermann, R;

Publication
International Journal of Value Chain Management

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2019

Strategic fit between innovation strategies and supply chain strategies: A conceptual study

Authors
Zimmermann, R; Ferreira, LMDF; Moreira, AC;

Publication
International Journal of Value Chain Management

Abstract
Considering the importance of innovation and supply chain (SC) management for firms' competitiveness and the growing interest for the relationship between these two areas, this conceptual paper aims to answer the following research question: how does the fit between the different innovation strategies and SC strategies influence business performance? A literature review was conducted as the basis for developing a conceptual framework, using the principles of resource-based view and contingency theory. Different innovation and SC strategies are studied and discussed with respect to the expected effects of fit on business performance. Five propositions and a conceptual framework are presented showing the complexity of the relationship between both strategies. The conceptual model put forward helps to advance research in the area allowing for an interrelationship between innovation and SC strategies, something that has not been adequately researched, and provides insights for managers who are seeking substantive improvement of business performance. Copyright © 2019 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.